The fire safety trusted by iconic buildings everywhere

What is the SAFETY Act?

We are committed to providing solutions that help architects confidently design, specify and build durable and safe commercial structures. That’s why Owens Corning is the first insulation manufacturer to be publicly listed with The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as having products that have SAFETY Act Designation.  Read our brochure  or consult our SAFETY Act FAQ to learn more, and find out why 4 of the 5 tallest buildings in the western hemisphere trust Owens Corning® Thermafiber®

Why is perimeter fire containment so important?

One of the most complex and least understood areas pertaining to where fire can spread remains the perimeter of a building. An understanding of fire containment is important for the safety of occupants in the building, as well as the safety of emergency responders.

Angela Ogino, Technical Services Leader at Owens Corning

Commercial Architecture Podcast: Hear even more from Angie Ogino on
Perimeter Fire Containment.

Perimeter Fire Barrier System Guide CoverEven when lives are spared, fire losses can be devastating. A proper fire barrier system helps save buildings, intellectual property and business capital, along with the people inside a structure.

This Perimeter Fire Barrier System Guide to fire barrier standards and installation is designed for easy-to-reference information to help maximize the fire safety of your next project.

How do I design a curtain wall?

A critical topic of interest today in the AEC community is the understanding of proper curtain wall design techniques using high-performance system solutions to provide fire safety in multi-story curtain wall applications.

Unprotected Perimeter Joint

Protected with a
Perimeter Fire Containment System

  • Voids exist at the intersection of a rated floor assembly and a non-rated exterior wall
  • An unprotected void at the edge of the slab potentially creates a pathway for fire and/ or smoke
  • Perimeter fire containment systems are designed to prevent fire and hot gases from entering the room above the room of origin

Learn how we can help.

Owens Corning is a member of the International Firestop Council, a nonprofit association of manufacturers, distributors, installers, inspectors and other key stakeholders interested in passive fire protection materials and systems in North America and abroad.

Considered to be THE Source of Firestop Expertise ®, the IFC’s mission is to promote the technology of fire and smoke containment in building construction through research, education, development of safety standards, testing, and code provision.

Learn more on the International Firestop Council’s website.

Technical Expertise: Owens Corning Thermafiber Insolutions ®  team will collaborate with you every step of the way, offering expert engineering judgments, recommendations for specific products, CAD drawings and consultation on good design practices.

Perimeter Fire Containment: Identifying solutions suitable for curtain wall assemblies in accordance with ASTM E2307, including engineering evaluations and CAD details.

Exterior Wall Propagation Resistance: Identifying exterior wall assemblies that pass the NFPA 285 fire propagation assembly test.

Code/System Consultation: Assistance with knowledge of current building codes, testing standards, and application techniques.

Detailed AutoCad Drawings: Properly formatted 2-D drawings of perimeter fire containment assemblies to enhance bid accuracy, installation, and the inspection process.

LEED Calculator: Estimate your LEED® credits for free and save time by using Thermafiber’s LEED calculator.

Education/Training: Thermafiber® Insolutions team provides AIA accredited presentations for 1 to 2 hour CEU learning units.

Labor Saving Products and Installation Techniques:  Cutting edge systems that meet the building code requirements while offering the architect freedom to design aesthetically appealing buildings.
Check out Thermafiber patented Impasse Hangers

Product Recommendations

From its inception, Owens Corning Thermafiber® has been dedicated to improving life safety and fire protection by manufacturing mineral wool insulation for commercial, residential and industrial applications. Today, Thermafiber mineral wool resists fire and temperatures in excess of 2,000˚ F.

Owens Corning® Enclosure Solutions is one of the largest portfolios of commercial insulation products for walls, roofs and below-grade foundations, covering a range of construction types with customizable components you can select to fit the needs of your project.

Case Studies

One World Trade Center: From innovative architectural design and engineering precision, to thoughtful product specification and world-class workmanship, every step of the reconstruction process reflects a commitment to excellence.

Check out more of our case studies here.